CAL – Al-Anon’s Best Sellers of 2019

WHAT I LEARNED: This week I recently received my hardcopy of the new “2021 World Service Conference Summary” (item # P-46).  I was looking over the graphs of the bestselling CAL books and booklets for 2020 (see link at the end of this post) and it got me wondering about how that compared to sales…

CAL – Al-Anon’s Best Sellers of 2020

WHAT I LEARNED: This week I recently received my hardcopy of the new “2021 World Service Conference Summary” (item # P-46).  Pasted below are images from pages 85-87 that show some stats for 2020’s best selling Al-Anon books, booklets, and the “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2020” (item # N/A) outreach magazine.  I find it interesting to…

✨Blog Update✨

WELCOME BACK!  What have you been up to during the Covid-19 pandemic?  I spent most of it in an Area-level service position in Al-Anon that kept me very busy & for that I am extremely grateful! Truth is, I wanted to post entries throughout 2020, but every time I did, I would read my last…

MTG – Kissimmee – “Sólo Por Hoy”

WHAT I LEARNED: Around this time each year, I look back & think: “Boy, that year was rough. Next year has to be better!”  But Al-Anon has given me perspective to see that this past year wasn’t all that bad… & the next one doesn’t necessarily have to be better.  Because even if it’s not,…

MTG – Austin – “Ways to Freedom AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED:  For me, the difference between being thankful & being grateful is that when I’m grateful, I give back!  Therefore, I can truly say “I am grateful for the alcoholic in my life,” because I can also show how grateful I am by continuing to do service work, not judging anyone with an…

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: I have learned more when I was uncomfortable, than when I was comfortable.  …So I ask myself, “Am I uncomfortable today about something?”  Good – because that means I’m still able to learn something today!

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. My attitude, beliefs, & choices can lead me to all my problems or all my solutions. 2. Sometimes I have to remember: “Is this happening to me, or for me?” 3. Is it odd… or is it God? — To see the full-size pic of this quote (and others), please visit…

MTG – Orlando – “Today’s Hope AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: “It is in trying to understand less that I experience more.”– quote from “Hope For Today” (item # B-28), page 206 (July 24th).  Since I personally feel there is no way I could possibly fully understand my Higher Power, does this mean that Step 11 could read as: “…to improve our conscious…

MTG – Orlando – “You’re Not Alone AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: “Later… [Bill W.] expanded the number to Twelve Steps so as to be sure there were no loopholes through which a drunk could escape.” – quote from softcover version of “How Al-Anon Works” (item # B-32), page 153.